R | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Ambitious but troubled movie director, Edward D. Wood Jr, tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support.
The character of Bela Lugosi continually puts down Boris Karloff and the Frankenstein monster, then later laments that he turned down the role of the monster himself. In reality, Lugosi did play the monster (years after Karloff), in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943). Incidentally, he also played the role ... ...
How can you just walk wound like that in front of all these people?
Edward D. Wood, Jr.: Well hon, nobody's bothered but you. Look around.
Dolores Fuller: Ed, this isn't the real world. You've surrounded yourself with a bunch of WEIRDOS!
Edward D. Wood, Jr.: Oh say it a little louder, I don't think Bela ...
At the time Plan 9 from Outer Space was filmed, Orson Welles was very fat and had a chubby face, but Vincent d'Onofrio plays the slimmer Welles of earlier years.
In the opening credits, Johnny Depp's name appears in capital letters, followed by the title - both of them alternating in black and white, as though being illuminated by lightning - and the rest of the main cast are credited on tombstones. Supporting cast and crew names appear in white against dark, rainy sets featuring meant-to-look-low-budget effects such as a giant tentacle and flying saucers in outer space.
$1,900,000 (USA) (2 October 1994)
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